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THE COST OF RENOVATING DURING THE PANDEMIC

THE COST OF RENOVATING DURING THE PANDEMIC

This topic is becoming more and more prevalent in the current climate. I’m sure that anyone in the building and construction industry who has a focus on residential can say they’ve never been busier since May 2020. The Housing Industry Association released figures...

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5 Things to know when engaging an interior designer

5 Things to know when engaging an interior designer

It’s so important to ensure you are ready to work with a designer. If you’re investing in this process you want to get the most out of it. A great working relationship means an open flow of communication between the designer and the client. Honest feedback, regular...

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BEECROFT FAMILY HOME RENOVATION – ANOUSHKA ALLUM DESIGN

BEECROFT FAMILY HOME RENOVATION – ANOUSHKA ALLUM DESIGN

I’ve been looking forward to getting this project up on my website and blog. This is a design that I started through covid in 2020 and the renovation started mid year 2020. With delays on materials and furnishings it’s taking longer than usual to finish everything but...

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KITCHEN DESIGN FOR BOTH FUNCTION AND FORM

KITCHEN DESIGN FOR BOTH FUNCTION AND FORM

I often get asked by clients “How can we improve the function and look of this kitchen to elevate it to the next level?” this is music to my ears. It’s always nice if budget allows to get the most out of the design and the space when it comes to kitchens, after all...

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MY PERSONAL STYLE – IF YOU’RE CURIOUS!

MY PERSONAL STYLE – IF YOU’RE CURIOUS!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to define my personal style in terms of interiors. It’s easy to say “I like lots of styles” because I do, and I design using lots of styles for others. There are elements of each that I love. However, what do I actually want...

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SHOWER NICHE VERSUS SHOWER LEDGE

SHOWER NICHE VERSUS SHOWER LEDGE

Wow I’ve had this conversation A LOT recently with clients. Might be down to the fact that I’ve got about 15 bathrooms in my portfolio at the moment that I’m in the middle of designing. And of course storage areas are always top of the list when it comes to designing...

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Reduce stress and anxiety and create wellness in your home

Reduce stress and anxiety and create wellness in your home

We are all aware that over the past year we’ve seen a rise in mental health awareness and focus on reducing stress and anxiety in our lives. Yes these past 12 months have been challenging for us all, in many different ways and especially on our mental health. But why...

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HOW TO USE VGROOVE FEATURES IN YOUR INTERIORS

HOW TO USE VGROOVE FEATURES IN YOUR INTERIORS

V Groove, VJ, Shiplap, these terms basically mean the same thing. This is a v shaped groove either vertically or horizontally on the surface of a panel, or created by the joining of 2 surfaces. This can either be created by cutting that V groove into a panel or by...

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NEW ARTWORK COLLECTION BY THE DESIGNER BOYS

NEW ARTWORK COLLECTION BY THE DESIGNER BOYS

It’s that time of year again, every February Designer Boys release their fabulous new collection for the year, and every year they manage to add new and unique pieces that my clients love seeing in the designs I pull together for them. So here are my top 5...

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